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EVSC heads back to class, law enforcement steps up patrols

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About 23,000 EVSC students headed back to class Wednesday morning. 

With thousands of kids and some 250 school buses on the roads, law enforcement is reminding drivers to pay attention for kids.

Slow down in school zones, watch out for flashing lights and remember to stop for school buses when the stop arm is out.

EPD officers and Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies will be stepping up their presence around school zones for the next few days.

However, EPD Assistant Chief Chris Pugh says their intention over the next three days is not to write tickets. 

"Now we may write a few tickets if we see something really negligent, but mainly if we do have to pull anybody over we're going to write them a warning. 'Hey school's back in session, just slow down.' But our big goal is just be visible, so people see that officer and say, 'Hey school's back, I need to slow down," says Pugh.

Wednesday Was also the first day of class for South Gibson and East Gibson schools.

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